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Issue #487 :: Tuesday, February 26, 2002

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Champagne and Grapes
What are you thinking about right now? Yeah, I was thinking about food, too. So, let's talk food instead of sex. Still stuck on sex? Contrary to what you would think, an advanced sex-ed class-covered in national media last week-didn't help the whole campus get laid. UC Berkeley's still not that exciting.

Bears Break Into Top 25 After Wins Over USC, UCLA
In recent weeks, the Cal men's basketball team has said a top-25 ranking isn't the goal of the season.

School District Employee May File Lawsuit if Dismissed
The Berkeley Unified School District may be sued if officials vote tomorrow to terminate the position of a National Guard officer who is away on duty.

Women's Hoops: Cal's Regular Season Comes To a Close With SoCal Losses
Before the game began, the USC coaches made a cardinal error. And for thirty minutes Sunday in Los Angeles, a heavy underdog Cal team made the Women of Troy pay.

News

School District Employee May File Lawsuit if Dismissed
The Berkeley Unified School District may be sued if officials vote tomorrow to terminate the position of a National Guard officer who is away on duty.

UCDC Gives Students Chance To Explore in Nation's Capital
With almost daily protests and marches on Sproul Plaza, it is hard for students not to be politically involved at UC Berkeley.

News in Brief: Solar Energy Proposed for Campus
UC Berkeley students and faculty, along with Greenpeace, held a press conference yesterday demanding the university reduce greenhouse emissions by installing solar panels on campus buildings.

Featured Photo: Communing with Nature


Experts Gather at UC Berkeley For Housing Policy Seminars
Researchers, state civic leaders and politicians discussed possible solutions to California's growing housing crisis at UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy last Friday.

Federal Trade Commission Holds Conference on Campus
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division kicked off a series of public hearings on competition and intellectual property law yesterday that will continue through Feb. 28 at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

Controversial Proposals to Be Expected On Fall Ballot
Berkeley voters will be faced with tough decisions this fall, as a number of proposed tax increases are expected to appear on the November ballot.


Sports

Cal Continues Winning Ways With Five Victories at UCSB Invitational
When you start a lawn mower, it will sputter a bit before it roars to life. Then it will cut down everything in its path.

Sports in Brief: Polo Splits Games At UCSB Invite
The No. 4 Cal women's water polo team finished fourth at last weekend's UC Santa Barbara Invitational.

Bears Say Good-Bye to Coach, Suffer Loss to Card
Life after Trina began for the Cal women's gymnastics team only a day after the Bears' much-scrutinized coach resigned.

Women's Hoops: Cal's Regular Season Comes To a Close With SoCal Losses
Before the game began, the USC coaches made a cardinal error. And for thirty minutes Sunday in Los Angeles, a heavy underdog Cal team made the Women of Troy pay.

Bears Break Into Top 25 After Wins Over USC, UCLA
In recent weeks, the Cal men's basketball team has said a top-25 ranking isn't the goal of the season.

Cal Has No Answer for Cardinal's Depth
Undefeated going into the last dual meet of the season, the Cal men's swimming team was just shifting into sixth gear for the home stretch to Pac-10s when it bounced off a monolithic speedbump-Stanford's No. 1 swimming program.


Opinion

Champagne and Grapes
What are you thinking about right now? Yeah, I was thinking about food, too. So, let's talk food instead of sex. Still stuck on sex? Contrary to what you would think, an advanced sex-ed class-covered in national media last week-didn't help the whole campus get laid. UC Berkeley's still not that exciting.

Editorial Cartoon by Darrin Bell


Editorial: How to Be Remembered
Seniors are kicking off their annual gift campaign this week, collecting money and deciding how to leave their mark on this university, offering three possibilities for senior class gifts.

Editorial: Giving a Hand to Mr. Twain
Thousands of Mark Twain's original letters.

Students Feel City Officials Purposefully Cut Them Out of Redistricting Plans
Last Tuesday night, some city council members rejected the only redistricting plan that would have significantly increased the chance for a student to be elected to the city council. This sent a message to nearly a quarter of the city population: The politicians who run this city are only concerned with keeping themselves in power.

Students Deserve Freedom of Information in ASUC
There are a few principles of democracy that ASUC as an organization seems not to appreciate. First of all, government is supposed to be fair and not play favorites. Second of all, government should aim to be transparent. Third, information about ASUC should be freely available to the public. The last one is even part of the ASUC Bill of Rights in the constitution. Without upholding these three principles, ASUC government lacks legitimacy and none of its decisions should be looked at with respect.

Letters to the Editor: Berkeley Should Not Accommodate Polluting Cars
I was quite disturbed after reading the last editorial (" Conjestion Not a Disease Spread by Motorists," Feb. 21). Spelling the word "congestion" wrong was only the beginning. The editorial ignores the consequences that Berkeley and American cities as a whole have faced through intense automobile use. Cars are a huge source of air pollution that looks bad, induces asthma, damages plants, and contributes to global warming.

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